## A history of Greek mathematics, Volume 2Volume 2 of an authoritative two-volume set that covers the essentials of mathematics and features every landmark innovation and every important figure, including Euclid, Apollonius, and others. |

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### Contents

ARISTARCHUS OF SAMOS pages 115 | 1 |

CONTINUED | 13 |

iii Diocless solution of original problem 4749 | 47 |

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A History of Greek Mathematics: From Aristarchus to Diophantus, Volume 2 Sir Thomas Heath Limited preview - 2013 |

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Apollonius Archimedes Archimedes's axes axis base bisecting Book centre of gravity chap chord circle circumference circumscribed commentary cone conic conies contained Ctesibius cube curve cylinder diameter Diophantus Dioptra distance divided draw drawn earth edition ellipse equal equation Eratosthenes Eucl Euclid Eutocius follows formula frustum Geminus geometry given ratio gives greater Greek Heron Hipparchus hyperbola inscribed figure intersection lemma length loci mathematics means meet Menelaus method method of exhaustion Metrica moon obtained ordinates Pappus parabola parallel parallelogram perpendicular plane Posidonius problem Proclus produced proof Prop propositions proved Ptolemy radius rectangle regular polygon respectively right angles says segment semicircle sides similar solid solution solved sphere spherical spheroid spiral square stades straight line surface tangent Theon Theon of Alexandria Theon of Smyrna theorem tion treatise triangle vertex weight whence